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Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
     

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year

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by Susun S. Weed, Janice Novet (Illustrator)
 

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Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns.

Now in its 24th printing. A confirmed favorite with pregnant women, midwives, childbirth educators, and new parents. Packed with clear, comforting, and superbly helpful information.

Beginning with the two months before pregnancy, herbs are enlisted to provide safe, effective birth control

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Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns.

Now in its 24th printing. A confirmed favorite with pregnant women, midwives, childbirth educators, and new parents. Packed with clear, comforting, and superbly helpful information.

Beginning with the two months before pregnancy, herbs are enlisted to provide safe, effective birth control, or to help ensure pregnancy, even in the most difficult of situations. A special list of teratogens, including herbs to avoid before pregnancy, is included, as is a section on herbs to improve the father's fertility and reduce the risk of birth defects.

Once pregnancy has occurred, herbs are safe and beneficial allies in reducing the distress of pregnancy, including hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, morning sickness, emotional changes, anemia, muscle cramps, bladder infections, and preclampsia. Tasty recipes and clear directions make use easy and fun.

Herbs take a starring role in labor and delivery -- whether initiating labor, increasing energy, diminishing pain, or staunching postpartum bleeding -- and in postpartum care of the mother's perineum, breasts, and emotions, and the infants umbilicus, skin, scalp, digestive system, and immune system.

Humorous, tender, and detailed, this classic text is supported by illustrations, references, resource lists, glossary, and index.

Includes herbs for fertility and birth control. Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780961462017
Publisher:
Ash Tree Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1985
Series:
Wise Woman Herbal Ser.
Pages:
196

Meet the Author

Susun S. Weed is the voice of the Wise Woman tradition, where healing is nourishing. She is known internationally as an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health. For more than thirty years she has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations, restoring herbs as women's common medicine, and empowering women to care for themselves.

Susun is founder of the Wise Woman Center, editor-in-chief of Ash Tree Publishing, a high priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, a Peace Elder, and happy herder of her dairy goats.

Her four books: Healing Wise; New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way;Breast Cancer? Breast Health! the Wise Woman Way; Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year; and Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way are used by more than a million women throughout the world. She writes a regular herbal column for SageWoman Magazine and hosts the Wise Woman website and forum atwww.susunweed.com created by her amazing daughter Justine.

Susun continues to train apprentices, initiate green witches, work with her correspondence course students, and write books.

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Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
alabasterwonderfly More than 1 year ago
The book skims over some areas, but it is overall a good read and helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding! It gives clear and gentle advice. I especially liked the list of things to avoid during pregnancy. It contained many things a standard pregnancy book would fail to mention, such as certain herbs and spices eaten in large amounts. (In fact, when overdue with my second child, I went ahead and ate a yummy spicy pizza dinner and sure enough, baby came out the next morning!) I faithfully drank the tonics suggested for healthy baby and mommy growth and found them to be delicious and nourishing. If you like to explore many approaches to health and medicine, this book covers the natural way extremely well. Read it and feel comforted!